Another Cutting Board w/Inlay

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Project by Picken5 posted 07-19-2011 02:08 AM 1833 views 4 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I gotta admit—this inlaying stuff is fun. (But tricky.) Honestly though, I bought the circular cardinal inlay online from Monster Woodshop. After deciding to use black walnut as the background, I got some feedback from my wife (and my wife’s sister who was visiting at the time) and “we” decided that the inlay would look even better if it was “framed”. So, I inlaid a circle of curly maple—and then inlaid the purchased inlay inside of it. (I inlaid an inlay into an inlay—say that 5 times real fast!) The rest was pretty conventional cutting board stuff. Oh yeah—the woods were black walnut, cherry, sycamore, curly maple, and purple heart.

-- Howard - "Time spent making sawdust is not deducted from one's lifetime." - old Scottish proverb

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#1 posted 07-19-2011 02:22 AM

Whoever did the inlay, it is a very attractive board especially the curly maple and the “just right” purpleheart accent.

Nice work.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees.

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#2 posted 07-19-2011 02:28 AM

Great looking board. Nice job on the framing. May have to check out that place, don’t think I am up to doing an inlay myself but if I can buy something like that it would be pretty cool.


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#3 posted 07-19-2011 06:59 AM

That is a very nice board.

I particularliy like the ring around the inlay.
I would probably not use it as a cutting board for 2 reasons:
-It is too pretty
- the thickness of the inlay, according to the merchant site, is 0.025…

Great job.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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#4 posted 07-19-2011 10:58 AM

Well done looks very nice and the colors really pop!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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